Construction housing facility for Assisted Living started under instruction of Fundashon Cas Bonairiano and Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands
Fundashon Cas Bonairiano (FCB) and Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN) are working together on the structural housing of the residential facility for assisted living for young people aged 16 to 24 years. The realization of a safe and suitable living environment that will provide space for 12 young people started a few weeks ago.
The Assisted Living pilot was launched in March 2021. In this residential facility on Bonaire, young people from the Caribbean Netherlands between the ages of 16 to 24 are guided towards more independence. These young people have completed a long-term assistance program at Youth Care. Despite this assistance, their home situation has remained unchanged. So they receive the necessary guidance and assistance to promote their self-reliance and learn to live independently through the Assisted Living facility.
With a positive assessment from the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) the pilot phase is now, after 2 years, successfully completed and the Assisted Living facility will be further developed. This year, the focus is on further professional development and the construction of a new facility.
After a ender, FCB selected BonNed as the contractor for this project. After the ground improvement, BonNed started laying the foundation for the Assisted Living building. The facility has bedrooms with shared bathrooms and a shared living room and kitchen. In addition, there are studios and apartments with their own kitchen and bathroom. This gives young people the opportunity to learn to live independently in phases and under supervision: their own home in a shared house.
The design takes into account the possibility of possible future expansion. It is expected that construction will be completed in the 4th quarter of this year and the project will be delivered.